Nov 15 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on Dealing With Dementia During The Holidays

Festivities are hard on somebody with dementia. “Even if they are spending the festive season at home, the atmosphere during festivals or celebrations may be very different than usual and their routine may be disrupted,” states the Alzheimer’s Organization, U.K. “People will react to this differently, but some may become more confused, upset or even aggressive.” Linda Schwarz of Forget-Me-Nots, an estate-jewelry store in Southwick, seconds this. “They get very...

Nov 15 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on YMCA Open for Business in Agawam: A New Model of Fitness Fun

Agawam patiently waited and the wait is over, as the Agawam YMCA Wellness and Program Family Center is open and already a vibrant addition to business community! Part of the YMCA of Greater Springfield Association, the center is like “Cheers”, the place “where everyone knows your name”. Surprisingly large on the inside, it features a cafe, state of the art cardio and strength training equipment, a sauna, technology center, child development room, locker rooms with showers,...

Nov 15 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on Gluten-free Living

Society has recently become more and more educated on gluten-free diets and its benefits. Many individuals are forced to start a gluten-free lifestyle due to medical conditions or allergies. Recently, restaurants have been booming with gluten-free items and some even provide separate menus. According to an article featured on celiac.org, “In 1996 gluten-free foods were a $100 million business. In 2012, gluten-free foods grew to a $4.2 billion industry.” This statistic is striking...

Nov 15 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on Abused and Homeless: A Rising Reality for Western Mass Women

When high-profile cases of domestic abuse against women make national headlines, it becomes a “cause célèbre”, electrifying the internet with viral videos and comments that travel the world via statuses and tweets. Eventually the outrage fades, but women are increasingly left powerless and homeless, as the fastest-growing category of homeless people is women, including women with children. According to The National Center on Family Homelessness: • 34% of the total homeless...

Nov 14 2014
Comments Off on The Wounds You Cannot See Women Veterans and PTSD

We have been sending soldiers off to war down through history, and through the years, many have returned with unseen wounds. We have long acknowledged the struggles of solders and veterans who experienced mental and emotional crises both during and aft er the conflicts they fought in. Historically, the symptoms they displayed were referred to by names such as combat exhaustion or battle fatigue. After World War I, with the trench-fought battles, it became known as shell...

Nov 14 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on Happy Holidays

We are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and as we reflect on our many blessings and make plans for the new year, the staff of Western Massachusetts Women’s Magazine wants to thank you. Yes, you! As a staff we count our readers among those we are thankful for. Over the past year you have given us great story ideas and valuable feedback helping us to grow and to give you more of what you want. We look forward to 2015 and continuing to bring you...

Nov 14 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on November & December Women’s Community Calendar

WBOA TO HOLD NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER BREAKFASTS WBOA will be holding their monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday November 20th at 7:45AM at the Summit View Restaurant in Holyoke Guest Speaker for the November breakfast will be Carlyn Saltman. How we come across to others is largely our choice. Learning to make these choices, day in and day out, can be one of the greatest challenges we all face on the road to contentment and meaningful relationships. If our families didn’t...

Nov 10 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on SKINNY FREEZERS! By Slim Chillers Low Cal Holiday Cheer!

Finally, a low –calorie frozen treat, for adults, that won’t hit your waistline! It can however hit the POOLSIDE, BEACHSIDE, BARSIDE, and GRILLSIDE AND NOW THE HOLIDAYS! Made with premium 8-times distilled, charcoal filtered Vodka, this medley of Martini flavors will delight your palette! So whichever “side” you choose take the new 100 calorie Slim Chillers Vodka Martini SKINNY FREEZER! COSMOPOLITAN Bursting with an abundance of Cranberry, Orange and a pinch of Lime;...

Nov 10 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on “Just Live” Unstoppable Fitness Gear for Christmas!

No one wants to be told what to do with their day, and yet the clothes they wear dictate the path they walk. At Just Live they’ve created the perfect formula for unique and innovative sportswear that gives men, women, and children the freedom to pursue the activities and lifestyle they dream of. Their newly released unstoppable Sport Collection is a technologically advanced workout apparel line featuring a series of enhanced fabrics that will take every...

Nov 10 2014
by Denny |
Comments Off on Winter Wardrobe Essential: Peekaboos® Ponytail

Hats Women can now comfortably wear their hair in ponytails while wearing their winter hat Introduce her to the latest in winter accessorizing this holiday season with the Peekaboos® Ponytail Hat. From cozy textiles to an innovative design, with the Peekaboos® Ponytail Hat they’ve thought of everything she needs to maximize her fun this winter. She’ll never compromise on fashion or function thanks to their patent pending design that incorporates a secret opening in every...

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